That one movie where Professor Moriarty stars with John Watson's wife.
I shit you not, I see sooooo much of a young Moriarty in Andrew Scott's performance, especially when someone mentions his lizard.
"He's not a lizard! He's a BEARDED DRAGON!"
But seriously, this is an awesome movie. Maybe it's because I didn't know much going into it, but I dug the hell out of this. Starts out as a really funny comedy and then when you least suspect it,…
A thought just came to mind...
What if Daniel Day Lewis' character name is Daniel because as a character actor, he wanted to get the full effect so he asked PTA if he could keep his name?
Or if he kept losing his shit on the set while filming and when he'd get too rough, he wouldn't respond to his own name...
PTA: Daniel! Calm down! We stopped filming 20 minutes ago!
Daniel: That's not my name!
PTA: Well it…
Has a film ever been so unique, different, and flat out incredible that it leaves you speechless begin to end and even after the credits roll?
If not, The Master will be that film.
Even on a rewatch, I don't even know where to begin. I've seen this film twice now and I am still too awe-struck to muster a proper review. Every angle, every element, every single frame, everything about The Master is too breathtaking to put into words…
"You William Blake?"
"Yes, I am. Do you know my poetry?" *shoots*
He has played Captain Jack Sparrow, Edward Scissorhands, Hunter S. Thompson, Barnabus Collins, Donnie Brasco, Don Juan Demarco, and a blind hitman but I'm pretty sure his most badass performance and the most badass character he ever played will always be William Blake.
A PTA short from 10 years ago that is literally just Adam Sandler looking for a couch to buy. I can see that PTA was going for a Charlie Chaplin-esque thing and I chuckled once, but at the end of the day, it's stupid and the last thing you'll expect from PTA.
It's only 2 minutes. Not worth a watch, but if you wanna see it anyway here you go.
The first thing that Paul Thomas Anderson ever directed. It's a short film that's surprisingly better than half the feature the films that came out this year. As you may have guessed, this later inspired Boogie Nights and while it's obviously not as good, this is really good for a short film. The acting even more surprisingly is REALLY good for an amateur short film, especially from the guy who plays Dirk (who unlike Dirk in Boogie Nights, can ACTUALLY…
Early short from Paul Thomas Anderson. You can tell through shots and use of dialogue where PTA is playing with and trying his craft as an amateur that he'd later perfect as a "master". While not nearly as interesting or impressive as PTA's later feature films, there is some merit to it just to see where he started out.
It's only 23 minutes long so if you wanna see it, here it is.
Holy scientology Batman.
Holy mother of God.
Oh my God.
Good God ya'll.
I'm still too in awe, speechless, of this film so I'll just leave you with these reactions to the film for now. Just know that if you didn't think PTA could surpass There Will Be Blood, you're in for a surprise...
I'm a big boxing fan and probably my favorite boxer is Muhammad Ali (aka Cassius Clay). I think we can all agree he's the greatest boxer who ever stepped into the ring so I was interested to see this biopic. Not only did I like it, but it really exceeded my expectations.
Will Smith in the title role caught me off guard. Smith isn't the first choice that comes to mind when I think of candidates who could play The…
I think BBC's Sherlock has spoiled me...
I used to love the Hollywood Sherlock Holmes films. Now, while still entertaining, they are like a handjob compared to BBC Sherlock. I like it, but you know what I really want. It's not as good as the real deal, Mr. Hollyfield.
Maybe I should say it like this...
Robert Downey Jr. is great as Sherlock.
Benedict Cumberbatch on the other hand, phenomenal and I can't see anyone else in the role.